Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Canyoneering Bolt Kit & Drill

Rockwells sweet little H3 Rock Drill. The whole bolt kit is just under 7lbs including a extra battery. Pretty hard to beat, one battery will sink 10 3/8 by 3 1/2 in deep holes in sandstone. Many people I have talked to have rock pecker kits which out weigh this powered kit.

This will be part of our new Canyon Rescue Packs here on Sedona Fire's Technical Rescue Team.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sanction 1.0 - Neon Yellow

Sanction 1.0 - Neon Yellow

I think I need this......the colors are ...... I am not sure but this needs to be the next bike :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Think before you shoot

Probably one of the best Landscape tidbits I have been told or read is to "use your legs". Next time your out in an area where people are taking lots of photos watch how quick people are to take a pic of a Landscape. Generally speaking you have time to plan out your shot. The progression I usually see is the person sees something eye catching and stops immediately and takes a pic. A better way would be after recognizing a photo opportunity take note of where you are then asses your area to look for the best composition. Consider the foreground, lighting and subject. Especially when I am hiking outdoors I look at the topography and think how can I place my self to get the best perspective. Can I scramble up onto the next shelf or walk 100ft more etc. Take some time to walk about looking at the possibilities. Living in Sedona I see too many tourists wielding big high end cameras and I will watch them take those mindless pics. I think many people invest more money into expensive camera equipment and expect amazing pictures. Had they invested that same monies or time into learning technique they would reep the benefits. Like anything take time to think it out and the results will reflect the effort. So again take time to think before you shoot your next photo.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lava River Tubes

Tonya's Dad & Girlfriend are in town from Michigan and one adventure was heading into the lave river tube outside of Flagstaff. This was an interesting time lapse shot from within the tube. Pretty amazing geologically. It feels like like you are within a animals venous system.